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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Swain_County,_North_Carolina|Swain County]]''
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Guide to '''Swain County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.swaincountync.gov/ [[Image:Swain-county-courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Swain-county-courthouse.jpg]] Swain County Courthouse]<br>1 Mitchell St P O box 417<br>Bryson, NC 28713<br>Phone: 828-488-9273  
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[http://www.swaincountync.gov/Swain County Courthouse] [[Image:Swain-county-courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Swain-county-courthouse.jpg]]<br>1 Mitchell St P O box 417<br>Bryson, NC 28713<br>Phone: 828-488-9273  
  
 
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Register of Deeds has birth and death records&nbsp;from 1913<br>marriage records from 1907 and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1900 and probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Swain County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Register of Deeds has birth and death records&nbsp;from 1913<br>marriage records from 1907 and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1900 and probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Swain County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 1183<br> Bryson City, NC 28713<br> Phone: 828-488-9273<br> Fax: 828-488-6947<br> [mailto:swainrod@hotmail.com Email]<br> [http://www.swaincorod.org/ Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 1397 <br> Bryson City, NC 28713<br> Phone: (828) 488-2288<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1871'''--Swain County was created from [[Jackson County, North Carolina|Jackson]] and [[Macon County, North Carolina|Macon]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Bryson City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1871'''--Swain County was created from [[Jackson County, North Carolina|Jackson]] and [[Macon County, North Carolina|Macon]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Bryson City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
 
'''1879--'''Courthouse fire destroyed many records.  
 
'''1879--'''Courthouse fire destroyed many records.  
  
'''1908'''-- Swain County Courthouse in Bryson City burned by rioters, January 7, 1908.&nbsp; No records were saved. <ref>GenDisasters.com Bryson City, NC Courthouse Burned by Rioters, Jan 1908 http://www3.gendisasters.com/north-carolina/17868/bryson-city-nc-courthouse-burned-rioters-jan-1908</ref>  
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'''1908'''-- Swain County Courthouse in Bryson City burned by rioters, January 7, 1908.&nbsp; No records were saved. <ref>GenDisasters.com Bryson City, NC Courthouse Burned by Rioters, Jan 1908 http://www3.gendisasters.com/north-carolina/17868/bryson-city-nc-courthouse-burned-rioters-jan-1908</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/swai/cem001.htm Birdtown Cemetery]&nbsp; - at Cemetery Census  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/swai/cem001.htm Birdtown Cemetery]&nbsp; - at Cemetery Census  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1737 Swain County Cemeteries] - at Find-a-Grave
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1737 Swain County Cemeteries] - at Find-a-Grave
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1737&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|466608|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1737 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/swain/cemetery.html NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Swain+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Swain&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/swain/swaincemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/swain.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/swai/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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''Online Records''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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''Online Probate Records''
  
*'''1873-1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 2 (1873-1966)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images
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*'''1873 - 1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 2 (1873-1966)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth Records =====
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1868 - 1953''' - Swain County Birth Index 1868-1953. Batch {{IGI|C752334}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
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===== Death Records =====
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1908 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1909 - 1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1931 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce Records =====
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*'''1958 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Marriage Records =====
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*'''1741 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1762 - 1979''' -  {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1871 - 1922''' - Swain County Marriage Index 1871-1922. Batch {{IGI|M752332}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncscghs/ Swain County Genealogy Society]
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'''Swain County Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br>SCGHS Library<br> 200 Main Street<br> PO Box 267 Bryson City, NC 28713<br>E-mail:[mailto:swaingenealogysociety@gmail.com swaingenealogysociety@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncscghs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Swain County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 267<br>Bryson City, NC 28713 <br>Telephone Number: 828-488-2935<br>[http://www.swaingenealogy.com/ Website]<br> <br>
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/swain-county/ Swain County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Swain|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Swain|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/swain/ Swain County, NCGenWeb ]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/swain/ Swain County, NCGenWeb ]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Latest revision as of 22:27, 23 March 2017

United States
North Carolina


Swain County


United States  Gotoarrow.png  North Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  Swain County

Guide to Swain County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Swain County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Swain County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1871
County Seat Bryson City
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Swain County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1871
1880
1871
1871


County Courthouse
Swain-county-courthouse.jpg

1 Mitchell St P O box 417
Bryson, NC 28713
Phone: 828-488-9273


Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records from 1907 and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1900 and probate records[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 1183
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone: 828-488-9273
Fax: 828-488-6947
Email
Website

Clerk Superior Court
PO Box 1397
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone: (828) 488-2288

History

European settlement began soon after the Cherokee Indian cession of 1798. These Europeans settled in the areas along the Oconaluftee and Tuckaseegee Rivers. The Cherokees surrendered the remainder of the land in a treaty on February 27, 1819. In 1871 the North Carolina General Assembly passed an act making Swain a North Carolina county, taking land from Jackson and Macon county. It was named for David L. Swain a former governor of North Carolina and president of the University of North Carolina.

The first court was held at Cold Spring Meeting House. Commissioners were to select a site for the courthouse and lay out a town named Charleston, to become the county seat. Charleston was renamed Bryson City in 1889 in honor of Colonel Thad Dillard Bryson.

Swain County began probating wills in 1876.


Parent County

1871--Swain County was created from Jackson and Macon Counties.
County seat: Bryson City [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1879--Courthouse fire destroyed many records.

1908-- Swain County Courthouse in Bryson City burned by rioters, January 7, 1908.  No records were saved. [3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Swain County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

1895 Map of Swain County, North Carolina

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries 

Swain County Genealogical and Historical Society
SCGHS Library
200 Main Street
PO Box 267 Bryson City, NC 28713
E-mail:swaingenealogysociety@gmail.com
Website

Swain County Genealogical Society
PO Box 267
Bryson City, NC 28713
Telephone Number: 828-488-2935
Website


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Swain County, North Carolina. Page 513 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. GenDisasters.com Bryson City, NC Courthouse Burned by Rioters, Jan 1908 http://www3.gendisasters.com/north-carolina/17868/bryson-city-nc-courthouse-burned-rioters-jan-1908
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.

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